Pregnancy and childbirth cause rapid extreme changes to the body. A pregnant woman gains a lot of weight in a relatively short period of time, then holds onto some of that weight after giving birth. Not only that, but the skin has been stretched during pregnancy, leaving loose skin around the stomach.
Many women make it a goal to get back to their pre-pregnancy body, but the stresses and demands of raising a newborn often make it difficult or nearly impossible to do with diet and exercise alone. Not only that, some women find that their loose skin never returns to pre-pregnancy levels. However, there are solutions out there. One of them is a procedure called the mommy makeover.
In this article, you’ll learn what a mommy makeover is and whether or not you’re a good candidate for one.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a term used to describe a combination of procedures targeted at new mothers who have recently given birth. No two mommy makeover procedures are exactly alike, as they’re tailored specifically for the patient.
Mommy makeover procedures typically include a breast lift, a tummy tuck, Vaser liposuction, and vaginal rejuvenation. However, some procedures may also include breast augmentation (or reduction) and a Brazilian butt lift.
Who Is A Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers are targeted at new mothers, specifically those who have no plans to get pregnant again. They’re perfect for a mother who has had her last child and is ready to start focusing on her own body.
Surgeons generally recommend a mommy makeover if:
- You are in good health
- You are no more than ~20 pounds above your goal weight
- You don’t smoke or drink heavily
- You are looking to correct cosmetic issues
If you’re dealing with post-pregnancy complications, or if you’ve gained a significant amount of weight post-surgery, a mommy makeover may not be for you just yet.
More importantly, if you have plans to become pregnant again in the new future, then a mommy makeover is not recommended at all. Another pregnancy will simply stretch your skin again and cause additional changes to your body. Not only that, but every pregnancy is different and you never know what exact changes your body will experience.